real estate investing

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    Real Estate Q&A: HOA Restrictions & ‘Safe’ Investing

    Each month, past San Diego State University lecturer and Zillow Blog contributor Leonard Baron answers two questions from readers regarding buying, selling and investing.

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    Should You Invest in Out-of-Town Real Estate?

    While the numbers may be more favorable, investing in far-away properties still carries significant risks that you should consider.

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    Are Crowdfunding Deals Sound Real Estate Investments?

    While it is possible to earn money in these types of deals, the odds are highly against you.

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    Landlord Etiquette 101

    The key to being a good landlord — and making more money on your rentals — is to have a good working relationship with your tenants.

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    5 Real-Life HOA ‘Horror Stories’

    When purchasing real estate, you might be one of the 25 percent of people who purchase a property in a common interest development, which is more […]

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    4 Things All Buyers Should Keep in Mind

    Whether you’re looking for your dream home or an investment property to help build your retirement nest egg, here are a few things to keep in mind.

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    Buying Investment Properties? Why You Should Consider California

    Not only has the Golden State provided outsized wealth growth for real estate owners over the past 40 years, but going forward it has some unique characteristics that make it quite appealing to an investment property owner.

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    Real Estate Investing: Risks and Benefits

    Each type of investment has its own benefits and risks, and you should fully educate yourself on those before you write the check.

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    How to Make a Better Real Estate Investment

    Investing in real estate has lots of risks that can derail even the best-looking deals.

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    Did You Miss the Best Real Estate Buying Bonanza in Decades?

    It’s still a bonanza out there for prudent buyers! Real estate is still incredibly low priced, mortgage rates are still reasonably low and great wealth still can be earned from owning quality properties for the long term.

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    Real Estate Investing: Why Cash Flow Is King

    Experienced real estate investors only buy properties that are cash-flow positive — based on conservative estimates — and skip those pesky negative cash flow deals.

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    Real Estate Q&A: Hedge Funds Buying Homes and Inheriting Property

    Each month, past San Diego State University lecturer and Zillow Blog contributor Leonard Baron answers two questions from readers regarding buying, selling and investing.

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    Using Your IRA to Buy Investment Properties

    Putting your hard-earned IRA assets into a “self-directed” IRA can be a very good idea to grow long-term, tax-deferred or tax-free assets. But it doesn’t work for everyone.

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    3 Things That Make the Best Real Estate Investment

    A couple of weeks ago I wrote The 6 Worst Types of Real Estate Investments that covered the types of properties an investor should avoid. Today […]

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    DIY Kitchen Remodels for Investment Properties

    If you are… an investor who is buying rental properties are a do-it-yourself type want to renovate your kitchen… … there are many things you can […]